Mya, Unit 9, Commercial Quay, 92 Commercial Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6LX, T: 0131 554 4000, Website: www.myarestaurant.co.uk, Open seven days 12pm – 2pm 6pm – 11pm
RATINGS: Food: 5, Ambience: 4, Service: 5, Drink selection: 4, Toilets: 4, Web site: 3, Total: 25/30
Mya has major competition nearby. Tom Kitchin and Martin Wishart’s much-vaunted establishments are situated seconds away. They are among the leading destination restaurants in Scotland’s Capital. Award-winning Mya has, however, survived despite the current bleak economic climate. It’s been a fixture for over a decade in the shadow of the Scottish Government building and Mya prides itself on being the first restaurant in Scotland to bring together the flavours of two countries, Thailand and North India, under one roof. The owner, Miah, is passionate about delivering quality food and spotted what he believed to be a gap in the market. He believes that a mix of traditional methods and a modern approach to food is what makes his restaurant stand out. The decor is stylish and the atmosphere is relaxing. Service is slick, the table settings are immaculate and the cooking is traditional. What’s more, the menu is sizeable. Something for every taste, including those who wish to experiment, like us. The Thai-North India fusion is an interesting combination and one with appeal.